Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Good-Looking Smile
The first thing people tend to notice about you is your smile. When your smile looks its best, people are more likely to think favorably of you. Beyond first impressions, a beautiful smile helps you look attractive, professional, and approachable. For these reasons and many others, investing in the look of your smile is one of the best decisions you can make. If you want to improve your smile, your local West Sayville cosmetic dentist Dr. Richard Sigismondi can boost the appearance of your smile with our cosmetic dentistry services.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a field focused on improving the aesthetics of your smile by restoring, repairing, and replacing lost, damaged, or discolored teeth. While cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving aesthetics, it often crosses over with restorative dentistry, potentially improving your oral health too! Keep reading to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry services available at our Sayville dental office.
Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that your West Sayville cosmetic dentists can adhere to the front of your teeth. Once applied, these shells instantly improve the look of your smile by concealing flaws such as chips, cracks, and discoloration. Porcelain veneers offer a single solution for multiple cosmetic problems. Learn more about porcelain veneers by dialing 631-563-1583.
Straight teeth are healthy teeth, but metal braces can be uncomfortable and unattractive. Dr. Sigismondi can offer Invisalign® clear aligners as an alternative to braces.
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses clear aligner trays instead of wires or brackets. Invisalign treatment is comfortable, discreet, and fast-acting, usually working within half the average time of metal braces. To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign, contact our Sayville dental office by dialing 631-563-1583.
For patients with multiple dental issues, your West Sayville cosmetic dentist can offer full-mouth reconstruction. Full mouth reconstruction involves efficiently rebuilding and restoring vital oral structures (such as your teeth, jaws, and gums) through an optimized treatment plan. Over a matter of months, Dr. Sigismondi will perform treatments around your schedule to ensure you get the beautiful, healthy smile you want. You can learn more about full mouth reconstruction by dialing 631-563-1583.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is the most sought-after cosmetic dentistry service. Dr. Sigismondi, your local cosmetic dentist offers professional teeth whitening to ensure safety and effectiveness. He can provide both in-office and at-home professional whitening, so you can choose the option that suits you best.
In-office professional teeth whitening involves Dr. Sigismondi applying whitening gel to your teeth, which will remove stains from your enamel. In-office teeth whitening takes the guesswork out of whitening and results in a smile that’s visibly whiter and brighter after just one appointment.
For at-home professional teeth whitening, Dr. Sigismondi will make molds of your teeth to create take-home whitening trays. He’ll give you specific instructions on how to use your trays, including how long to wear them per session and prescribe the right strength of whitening gel to ensure safety and effectiveness. Contact our West Sayville dental office by dialing 631-563-1583 to learn more about our professional teeth whitening services.
Gum Recontouring and Crown Lengthening
If your gum line is uneven or makes your teeth look too small, then Dr. Sigismondi offers gum recontouring and crown lengthening. Gum recontouring is a minimally invasive procedure that involves West Sayville cosmetic dentist Dr. Sigismondi removing and reshaping excess gum tissue. Gum recontouring helps your smile look more even and reduces the appearance of a “gummy smile.”
Crown lengthening involves your dentist removing excess gum tissue and sometimes a small amount of bone to expose more tooth structure, which is especially helpful for teeth that appear “too small.” If you think you could benefit from either procedure, contact our West Sayville dental office by dialing 631-563-1583.
Tooth recontouring involves Dr. Sigismondi removing small amounts of enamel from your natural tooth structure. This process can help correct cosmetic issues such as crooked teeth, uneven gaps, and chips to give your smile a more uniform appearance. Tooth recontouring is fast, minimally invasive, and provides instant results. Contact our West Sayville dental office by dialing 631-563-1583 to learn more about tooth recontouring.
Composite bonding, or cosmetic dental bonding, refers to a process where Dr. Sigismondi freehand sculpts composite material onto a tooth. The material is a resin similar to the kind used in composite fillings. By shaping this resin onto the tooth, your West Sayville cosmetic dentist can restore and repair it, fixing minor damage like small cavities and cracks and concealing flaws like staining and discoloration.
Composite bonding is often faster and more affordable than other tooth restoration options while still delivering stunning results and potentially improving your oral health. Contact our Sayville dental office by dialing 631-563-1583 to learn more about cosmetic dental bonding.
Digital Smile Design
Digital smile design allows Dr. Sigismondi to show what your smile will likely look like after treatment. Using advanced dental technology like the iTero intra-oral scanner, your cosmetic dentist will produce high-quality images that will provide a good idea of the results you’ll get out of your chosen treatment. It helps you and your cosmetic dentist decide which treatment best suits your needs. Learn more about digital smile design by dialing 631-563-1583.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cosmetic dentistry services address problems that can make your smile look less appealing. Common cosmetic issues that cosmetic dentistry can solve include:
- Crooked Teeth
- Misshapen Teeth
- Missing teeth
- ‘Gummy’ smile
The exact cost of your cosmetic dentistry service will depend on multiple factors, including what kind of cosmetic dentistry service you undergo, the specifics of your treatment, and your insurance coverage. Our dental staff encourages you to contact your insurance provider beforehand and ask which costs they can cover and under what circumstances. Your cosmetic dentist will review costs and payment options during your initial consultation.
Cosmetic dentistry services that are purely cosmetic might not have insurance coverage. However, your insurance provider may cover the service if it has a healing purpose that will benefit your oral health. For these reasons, it’s a good idea to contact your insurance provider beforehand to ask them if they can cover your cosmetic procedure.
Levels of discomfort vary for different cosmetic dentistry procedures although some procedures should be virtually painless. Rest assured that to keep you comfortable and calm, we’ll use anesthetic as needed and can even offer sedation dentistry as an option. If you’re experiencing pain during a cosmetic procedure that should be painless, it may point to a problem that your dentist can diagnose and treat.